Cover Letter Advice

Vault has compiled all the cover letter advice that you will ever need to land your dream job. View sample cover letters, watch videos and get expert help, tips and advice for an effective cover letter that will stand out from the competition.

Cover Letter Basics

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Why You Need a Cover Letter
Do you really need to send a cover letter...

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Selling Yourself in Your Cover Letter
Ah, advertisers. They try to suck us in...

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Types of Cover Letters
How you write your letter and which format...

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Your Cover Letter as a Marketing Tool
It is time to review the real meat of your...

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Elements of a Cover Letter
Following the header and company contact...

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E-Notes and Electronic Submissions
Electronic submissions, particularly when...

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The Vault Guide to Resumes and Job-Hunting Skills, Second Edition
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Cover Letter Blog

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Tips for Communicating with Hiring Managers in Interviews

Communication is key during your job search, and it's...

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6 Things to Research About a Company Before an Interview

Researching the company you're interviewing with is a must,...

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8 Resume Tips for Older Job Seekers

Age might not always work to your advantage when searching...

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How to Contact an Employer for the First Time

Job searches almost always have some element of stress, but...

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8 Resume Proofreading Tips

The most important part of writing a great resume is making...

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9 Profession-Specific Resume Tips for IT, Finance, and Marketing Execs

Creating an effective executive resume isn't easy....

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How to Answer Questions About Your Resume Gap

If you have a gap on your resume, there's a good chance that...

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5 Tips for Upgrading Your Resume in 2018

Writing a resume is now more complicated than it was in the...

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5 Benefits of Cover Letters

Including a cover letter is a great way to express your...

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How to Write a Resume to Beat an Automated Tracking System

The majority of applications for many jobs never get seen by...

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How to Create a Résumé That Stands out From the Rest

Creating a résumé sounds deceptively simple with all of the...

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5 “Magic” Résumé Myths: Busted

If you’re looking for a job, chances are you’ve come across...